First measurement of the muon neutrino charged current single pion production cross section on water with the T2K near detector



Abe, K, Andreopoulos, C ORCID: 0000-0003-2020-8215, Antonova, M, Aoki, S, Ariga, A, Assylbekov, S, Autiero, D, Ban, S, Barbi, M, Barker, GJ
et al (show 332 more authors) (2017) First measurement of the muon neutrino charged current single pion production cross section on water with the T2K near detector. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 95 (1). 012010-.

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Abstract

The T2K off-axis near detector, ND280, is used to make the first differential cross section measurements of muon neutrino charged current single positive pion production on a water target at energies ${\sim}0.8$ GeV. The differential measurements are presented as a function of muon and pion kinematics, in the restricted phase-space defined by $p_{\pi^+}>200$MeV/c, $p_{\mu^-}>200$MeV/c, $\cos \theta_{\pi^+}>0.3$ and $\cos \theta_{\mu^-}>0.3$. The total flux integrated $\nu_\mu$ charged current single positive pion production cross section on water in the restricted phase-space is measured to be $\langle\sigma\rangle_\phi=4.25\pm0.48 (\mathrm{stat})\pm1.56 (\mathrm{syst})\times10^{-40} \mathrm{cm}^{2}/\mathrm{nucleon}$. The total cross section is consistent with the NEUT prediction ($5.03\times10^{-40} \mathrm{cm}^{2}/\mathrm{nucleon}$) and 2$\sigma$ lower than the GENIE prediction ($7.68\times10^{-40} \mathrm{cm}^{2}/\mathrm{nucleon}$). The differential cross sections are in good agreement with the NEUT generator. The GENIE simulation reproduces well the shapes of the distributions, but over-estimates the overall cross section normalization.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 11:53
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:27
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.012010
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3004058